All indications point to an imminent U.S. tomahawk volley attack on Syria lasting for a couple of days. Such a strike doesn’t have a declared military objective. Rather, it is designed to punish the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for its use of chemical weapons. It appears that Damascus was getting bolder in widening the scope of its use of chemical weapons every time a reported attack went unchallenged by the international community during the course of this year. International tolerance has finally run out with Assad’s presumed latest chemical attack causing the death of over 350 people and the victimization of over 1,500 just outside of Damascus on August 21.
Americans on Syria
Americans ask, “Why should the U.S. partake in Syria?” Most can’t understand why is it necessary for the U.S. to jump into the muddy waters of the Syrian civil war and potentially get mired along the way.Walid Jawad
All things being equal, Americans expect, at a minimum, to be enlightened about a number of things before committing the nation to any military intervention and rightly so. What is the desired and expected outcome, the strategy for achieving the stated objectives, what is the time commitment needed in order to achieve its goals, how much will it cost, what kind of exit strategy is in place, and whether the gains will justify the means. The stated outcome from the imminent strike against Syria is a punitive one targeting the Assad regime, when and if Obama makes the decision to use force against Syrian targets. You will be hard pressed to find clear answers to the rest of the questions.